Parents love our Pre-K programs at Badger because each group is lead and supervised by an experienced preschool teacher. Our teachers have been with us for many years and send their children to camp at Badger as well. Here at Badger we know that at a preschool level camp can come with new and exciting experiences such as riding a bus or meeting new friends. Each one of our teachers provide support, care and nurturing nature to our campers to make them feel welcomed and safe in our program. The ratio of campers to counselors for all our preschool programs is no more than 3:1.
The program includes hot lunch each day which is modified especially for our preschoolers, and is eaten in our inside dining area with air conditioning! Our program will let your child experience a variety of activities such as different sports, arts and crafts, music, nature, play time in our special playground made especially for our preschoolers, a rest/ story time for our full day campers and many more! Our preschoolers will be able to swim with our USA Coaches and WSI certified individuals throughout the day to help them improve their swimming skills even if they have never been in the water before camp.
Meet our teachers
Jenny McSullivan (runs full day program for ages 3-4)
Jennifer McQueen-Sullivan has been working with children as a Speech Language Pathologist for over 18 years. She received a Masters degree from Lehman College in Speech Language Pathology after graduating from Iona College with a BS in Psychology. She had worked as a school based Speech Language Pathologist with the NYC Department of Education for 10 years before working exclusively with preschool children in lower Westchester County for 7 years. Recently she began working in a Special Education School in Westchester with children from preschool to age 21 with severe disabilities. As you can imagine, she loves working with children. She fell in love with Badger camp in 2015 when she became a division leader in the preschool division. She is looking forward to returning to Badger along with her own two campers, a Marlin and a Supreme.
Kristi Bloom (runs half day program for ages 2-3)
Kristi Bloom is a Larchmont native and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College. She has over fifteen years of human resources and corporate recruitment experience. Kristi’s area of HR expertise focused on the Financial Industry’s Front Office Sales, Trading and Research. Currently, she is an active volunteer in the community and local grammar school, while raising three young children. Kristi possesses a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and is conscientious, dependable, and compassionate.
Sabrina Zavaglia (runs mini day group for ages 3-4)
Sabrina Zavaglia is in her 11th year of teaching Biology at Pelham Memorial HS. Before moving to Westchester, she worked as a NYC high school Biology teacher at the High School of Fashion Industries. She obtained her Master’s in Education for Biology at St. John’s University and then most recently went on to complete her degree in secondary school administration. During her time in education, she has investigated learning strategies and researched cognitive brain activity to create links that can help make students more successful in her classroom. She is excited to bring her passion to young campers at Badger and become part of the Badger team.
Lea Schnetzer (runs mini day group for ages 3-4)
Lea Schnetzer holds a BA from University of Delaware and a Masters of Education from Fordham University. She has been teaching for 20 years and her experiences include teaching Social Studies at the middle school level. Lea is currently an eight grade teacher at Hommocks Middle school. Lea has worked at camps since starting as a CIT years ago. She is looking forward to being part of the Badger family.
Programs for our Pre-K Campers
This program is for 2- 4 year olds who aren’t quite ready for a full week of camp. two-day program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 1pm. AM transportation provided. Parent or caregiver must pick up at 1pm.
This program is for 2- 4 year olds who aren’t quite ready for a full week of camp. three-day program runs on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 9am – 1pm. AM transportation provided. Parent or caregiver must pick up at 1pm.
Half-Day: 9:00 AM – 1pm
AM transportation and lunch provided. Parent or caregiver must pick up at 1pm.
Mini-Day: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
AM transportation and lunch provided. (PM transportation available in most areas.)
Full-Day: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
AM & PM transportation and lunch provided.
Arts and Crafts
Creative Snacks with Sue